Thursday, March 17, 2011

Establishment Republicans angry at conservative Republicans for voting NO on latest CR

The establishment Republicans are fuming because conservative Republicans do not want to play silly parlor games over budget cutting.  The establishment feels that the NO votes make Boenher look bad.
The Daily Caller: “It weakened Boehner. If he walked into [a meeting with Sen. Reid] and he said, ‘My party is unified and we are willing to go three more weeks and that’s it.’ Unity is a strength in this town and it shows how we’re not unified. So I do think there was a weakness on that,” said Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican.

The establishment is completely furious that conservatives balked at their silly budget cut parlor game.  So furious were they, some of them completely unloaded.
The episode provoked furious anger from advocates for the party’s line, with GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy angrily confronting Pence in a members-only meeting before the vote.
One GOP aide unloaded on the conservatives, offering a more colorful view privately held by many other Republicans.
“These people aren’t thinking clearly. Their logic doesn’t pan out. They have NO plan. What concessions were they going to get if it failed? They were going to shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood?” the source said, “It was totally reactionary. These people got elected to lead. Instead they got jerked around by the political equivalent of music critics. If these people knew anything about governing, they’d be inCongress, not lobbing bombs from the cheap seats and sending out fundraising emails.”
The aide offered contempt for Pence in particular. “Pence is running for governor, and has to get through a primary, so his position is about as genuine as a $10 Gucci hand bag on Sunset Boulevard.”
Kingston said the anger is directed as much at the outside activist groups as it is at the lawmakers who voted no.
Talk about a pack of ingrates.  It was the TEA Party and staunch conservatives who rescued the GOP from the trash can.  If it was up the the moderate RINO wing of the party they would still be talking about "big tent" BS.

It is becoming quite clear the the GOP is at risk of blowing the budget battle.  You cannot talk like America's economic house is on fire and then put forth puny action like three week CRs with single digit billion dollar cuts.  Actions like this makes your rhetoric look like hype. 

Clearly the battle between the GOP establishment and conservative must take place.  All our hard work will be for naught come 2012 if Republicans gain full control but are too weak to use it.  Obama and the Democrats did not drive this nation to the brink by playing coy.  Saving the nation will require nothing less than equally bold action.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: The Daily Caller


Quite Rightly said...

It looks like the establishment Republicans would rather throw in with their Democrat buddies than with the Conservatives and Tea partiers who worked so hard to get Republicans elected.

Next time many of us are approached by an establishment Republican for support, we can remind him or her that we're just know-nothings in the cheap seats. They can get their funding and phone-bank operators from the other side of the aisle.

Liz said...

I say third party. I don't give a damn if we lose. I'm sick of being strung along by the establishment Repubs.

Anonymous said...

>Clearly the battle between the GOP establishment and conservative must take place.

Amen. Nothing more to add.

2nd Anonymous.

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